Art Institute of Chicago

This comprehensive site assembles a significant amount of interactive content associated with the collections at the Art Institute of Chicago. Visitors can view art, read descriptions of particular works, play art games, and explore the galleries. The site also offers a page devoted to students and teachers.


A great starting point for finding museum quality art on the Web. Search by artist for a list of links to museums with digital images of that artist.

Artlex Art Dictionary

An art dictionary containing in excess of 3600 art terms and definitions.

Arts Across Kentucky Magazine

An online arts and crafts magazine about what's happening in Kentucky.


"Welcome to Artsonia — the largest art museum in the world! Our mission is to unleash the creative potential of young artists throughout the world, and empower them with a voice! We have artwork from young artists of all ages from all over the world. We invite you to explore and enjoy this unique collection."

Colonial Williamsburg

Register your class for an online field trip to Colonial Williamsburg! There are seven individual electronic field trips that you may register for or one rate for all field trips. Individual trips for the 2007 - 2008 school year at $120. The set of seven trips is $500. Each field trip incorporates many activities beyond the set date of the electronic field trip. A segment titled Web Adventures is available to your class throughout the year with the paid field trip. It provides web-based interactive activities and videos to extend learning. A special section titled, "In Their Own Words," uses primary sources to teach students more about the period. Each trip has opportunities for students to use email, online voting and a forum to actively participate in the experience. Students may have their individual questions regarding colonial times answered by history experts by posting or emailing questions. Each field trip is aligned to National Standards of Learning in History and a bibiliography are included. A Teacher's Guide, additional internet links, TV broadcast and an online video preview to show prior to the field trip are also included. Field trip dates are scheduled from October through April. The 2007 - 2008 schedule is available at This year's lessons include: Jamestown Unearthed, Emissaries of Peace, Founders or Traitors?, For Ready Money, No Master Over Me, Treasure Keepers, The Industrious Tradesmen. For a small price, your students can truly experience Colonial Williamsburg! Technical support is provided throughout the school year to make your experience a success. Purchase orders are accepted.

A complete resource for all subject areas. Includes lesson plans, worksheets, vocabulary, and much more!

High School Hub

The High School Hub is a noncommercial portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. It features learning activities, a daily news quiz, a reference collection, SAT practice, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, arts, health, and technology.

Hirshhorn Museum

"Conceived as the nation's museum of modern and contemporary art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has as its genesis a passion for collecting and for the art of our time."

I Know That activities encourage kids to be creative and to learn by doing. In the spirit of discovery-based education, the activities are designed to provide kids with opportunities to actively explore concepts and guide their own learning experience. Throughout their explorations at, kids are exposed to educational material, which they can learn and apply.


Even those who have never stepped into an art gallery can introduce students to the world of Impressionism with this site as their guide. Designed as a collaborative effort of the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), Denver Art Museum, and Seattle Art Museum as a complement to a 1999 exhibit, the site offers a glimpse into the world of Impressionist painters and explains why their work was so 'radical' in its time. The resource has lesson plans that feature many widely recognized Impressionist works and provides the opportunity to experience Impressionism through an online tour of paintings by Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, and other artists. Its entertaining combination of historical perspective and artistic composition will delight young visitors.

Inside Catlin's Head

This is a lesson plan that focuses on drama, art, social studies and language arts. Students will evaluate and examine the life of a frontiersman by looking at various artworks and examining primary source documents. They will complete various activities including writing and performing an original skit.

Kerpoof Studio

What is Kerpoof? The answer to that is not so simple. Kerpoof is all about having fun, discovering things, and being creative. Here are just a few ways that you can use Kerpoof: Make artwork (even if you aren't good at drawing!) Make an animated movie (really! it's easy!) Earn Koins which you can trade for fun things in the Kerpoof Store Make a printed card, t-shirt, or mug Tell a story Make a drawing Vote on the movies, stories, and drawings that other people have made There is also Kerpoof Scholastics with loads of teacher resources.

KET--Arts Toolkit

"At the Arts Toolkit web site teachers will find high-quality lesson plans and other resources in dance, drama, visual arts, and music, all designed to help integrate the arts into the classroom experience. Students are invited to visit the Student Center for quick access to information about arts careers, our virtual museum, and other interesting activities." "This web site is the online component of the KET Arts Toolkit project, an innovative collaboration between Kentucky’s arts and education communities. See About the Arts Toolkit to learn more about this award-winning multimedia project and the partners who made it possible."


Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.

Learn to Draw

Get your students interested in drawing just by using basic shapes such as circles and squares to produce animals like penguins, bears, and frogs. Each animal picture comes with a drawing sheet, which takes kids through the process of creating these cute figures. The key to these drawings is their simple shape, and kids will be excited to create these animal pictures themselves.

Learning Through Art

This website provides two sets of tools for the classroom. The first explores how to facilitate class discussions around works of art, an approach we call "Inquiry with Art." The second is a database of selected Learning Through Art projects, or "Art Explorations," with links to additional related resources. Used individually or together, these resources can support teachers in creating an environment in which students are challenged to think, learn, and communicate.


A database of lesson plans for educators.

Let's Start Coloring

The is a unique site for online coloring. They have over 1,000 images to color in online without having to print. helps kids learn color concepts, eye-hand coordination, picture comprehension – these skills form the foundation for early learning success. Everyone can use the site as no java, flash or applet is necessary to load the pages. Kids can email the pictures they colored or save them or print them.

Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

Resources for elementary and middle school students to study ancient art from Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Sub-Saharan cultures.

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art

MoMA offers many educational resources for teachers, students, as well as, anyone interested in art. Online art exhibits are listed by artists, themes, and art form. There are even on-line projects that can be visited via the Internet

National Art Education Association

A non-profit art association made up of over 22,000 art educators. This organization is designed to encourage and promote art education.

National Arts Education, Public Awareness Campaign

"The arts are much more than just fun "extra" activities for kids. Participation in the arts opens up children's worlds and minds, and offers them the skills they need for a bright future. And chances are, your kids are not getting enough art, in or out of school. National Arts Education is a public awareness campaign to educate parents, teachers and students about art education and how to get more art into their lives."

National Gallery of Art

At this website plan a visit, view online collections and exhibits, and explore educational opportunities at the National Gallery of Art. Includes a resource database for art lovers.

Online General Arts Degrees & Resources

This website can be helpful to students and teachers. It contains broad information for general art resources, information and careers in art.

PBS Teacher Source - Lessons and Activities

View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.

PBS: American Experience

Learn more about the creation of Mount Rushmore. Background information about the artist behind the creation and the project which resulted in this great historical monument.

Pete's Power Point Station

Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.

Project Gutenberg

There are nearly 30,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog. A grand total of over 100,000 titles are available at Project Gutenberg Partners, Affiliates and Resources. Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.

Pyramids: The Inside Story

Jointly designed by NOVA and PBS, this site gives elementary and middle school students an overview of Egyptology and the continuing archaeological excavation of the Pyramids at Giza.

Read Write Think

The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."


RealeWriter does this: Lets children (and adults) of all ages create cool, educational picture books called RealeBooks (“Really Books”). Gives children of all ages access to thousands of free RealeBooks created by children, parents, and educators. Lets you print RealeBooks, share them with friends and family via email, and share them with the world through RealeLibraries (“Really Libraries”). Anchors your community’s literacy cycle, enabling parents, teachers, and students to create and publish culturally relevant books that help other students develop reading skills.

Renaissance Connection

An interactive educational website that provides instruction dealing with the Renaissance period. The site contains lesson plans, activities, and an interactive time line.

Scholastic: The Native American Cultures

Are there any Native American tribes living in your state? To find out visit this website! In addition, this website offers an Oral History of the Skagit River, Canyon Rock Art, maps, and information about the Pueblo and Anasozi Indians.

Songs for Teaching

Using music to promote learning. Ideas and resources for using music to teach content across the curriculum to students of all ages.

Story Arts

An educational web site designed for teachers, librarians, and students to explore the use of storytelling in the classroom. Educators can use this site in a school setting to encourage speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."

The Getty

With this website you can experience The Getty without traveling to California! This website contains some great resources for the art classroom. There are several student activities as well as lesson plans for use.

The Great Buildings Collection

A great site to find architecture around the world and in historical documents.

The Impressionists gives an abundance of links and information to several of the great impressionists.

The Kentucky Arts Council

This site offers virtual exhibits, publications, art links, folklife and more.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The site displays over 6,500 objects from its collection; in addition, it offers online overviews of its recent exhibitions, a detailed timeline of art history illustrated by images from the museum's collections, and an educational section called Explore and Learn.

The Nelson Atkins Museum

The Nelson Atkins Museum contains more that 34,500 works of art dating from ancient times to the present. Explore their exhibits and permanent collections at this website.